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Today's Sports

  • Cougars end rough year with 48-7...

    It wasn’t the worst season in Campbell County High School football history, but 2010 will go down as one of the most frustrating.
    The Cougars (1-7 district, 1-9 overall) had hoped to build on the two games they won last year, which included their first-ever victory over Knoxville Central.
    Instead, Campbell County struggled most of the season and didn’t win a game (21-13 over Knox Halls) until the ninth week of the season. The Cougars concluded their season Friday night with a 48-7 home loss to longtime nemesis Oak Ridge.

  • Lady Eagles defeat LaFollette...

    It didn’t take long for archrivals Jacksboro and LaFollette to meet up on the basketball court. The Lady Eagles played the Lady Owls twice last week during the Horace Maynard Tip-off Tournament at Maynardville.
    Jacksboro won the second and most important meeting of the two teams in the championship game on Friday. Whitney Williamson led all scorers with 17 points and Brooke Bane chipped in 10, as the Lady Eagles notched a 43-24 victory.  Also scoring for Jacksboro was Courtney Charles with six points and Olivia Brown four.

  • Press football contest ends with...

    Kenny “Bucket” Daugherty, who played a little high school football back in the day for the Campbell County Cougars, had the best overall record on the LaFollette Press Pigskin Panel when the Wilder’s Winners contest ended last weekend.
    Daugherty boasted a 73-37 won/loss record during the 10-week long contest and picked against the rest of the panel on more than one occasion.
    Coach Johnny Bruce had the next best record on the panel with a 66-44 overall worksheet.

  • Bass fishing improves slightly...

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level on Friday, Oct. 29 was 1,004.67 feet and expected to remain steady. Surface temperature readings have fallen slightly to around 70 degrees.  
    Striper fishing in the headwaters was interrupted by storms last week. Fishing on the lower end of the lake was fair.
    Largemouth bass are hitting crank baits and spinners. Bass fishing has improved slightly over previous weeks.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Hunters fill three tags
    during second elk hunt

    Three of five hunters recorded harvests during Tennessee’s second managed elk hunt, which concluded Friday, Oct. 22 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
    Hunters filled all five tags last year during the Volunteer State’s historic first managed elk hunt. All five hunters who participated in this year’s hunt either had shots or passed on shots during the 5-day season.

  • Cougars end losing streak at...

    Nothing has gone according to plan this season for the Campbell County High School football team. There have been injuries at key positions, a couple of players who have left the program and a seemingly endless string of turnovers and penalties at the worst possible times. But through it all, the Cougars refused to throw in the towel. They were finally rewarded for their perseverance Friday night with their first victory of the season, a hard-fought 21-13 decision at Knox Halls.

  • Blue Devils topple Oakdale in...

    For more than three quarters Friday night, it looked as though Oakdale’s 51-game district losing streak was coming to a halt. However, Jellico scored twice in a two-minute span to erase a deficit early in the fourth quarter that propelled them to a 22-19 win over the Eagles on Hollis Eble Field.
    The Eagles (0-5 in District 4-A, 2-7 overall) took a 13-8 lead into the final period, but two pivotal turnovers doomed the home team as they suffered their 52nd straight loss in district play.

  • Campbell County boys take 2nd at...

    No one was quite so surprised as Campbell County High School’s boys when the announcement was made for them to receive the runner-up trophy Thursday afternoon following the Cove Lake Cross-Country Invitational.
    The announcement for them to step forward had to be made more than once, as the Cougars mingled with onlookers, not even thinking that they were in the running for a trophy with the likes of Christian Academy of Knoxville, Catholic and Bell County, Ky. among the competition.
    The Cougars finished 34 points behind CAK in the team standings.

  • County middle school teams bow...

    The playoff journey is over for the Jacksboro and LaFollette middle school football teams.
    Both the Eagles and Owls were eliminated after semifinal losses Thursday night.
    Jacksboro was defeated 12-6 in overtime at Clinton in a game that was eerily similar to the regular season meeting between the two teams.
    Clinton also won the earlier game, 16-14, in overtime on Jacksboro’s field.

  • Striped bass continue to hit in...

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level on Friday, Oct. 22 was 1,004.91, which is a over foot lower than the previous week.
    Surface temperature readings taken during the afternoon hours are in the low 70s.
    The water is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end of the lake.